Yes I Canna!

Orange Canna

I had a delightful lunch with Kristi Cromwell at Tower Hill Botanic Garden last week, and we had a wonderful time strolling through the gardens.  They have beautiful cannas planted in pots throughout the garden, and this this beauty really caught my eye. She was bold and sassy, and I really wanted to do her justice. But I was shooting with my point and shoot camera that day, so when I looked at the image at home, all I saw was the distracting background.

Fortunately, I love playing with filters almost as much as I love shooting, so I brought the sassy gal into Photoshop where I used  several presets from Totally Rad’s RadLab plus a duplicated layer set to “multiply” to get the look I wanted. Bye-bye background, and hello gorgeous!

2 Comments

  1. Kristi

    You did an amazing job with the processing Anita! She is a bold and sassy flower and you did her justice. What a delightful afternoon it was…summer was still in the air and such good company!

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    • Anita

      Thank you so much, Kristi – I’m so glad you like it! And yes, it was a delightful afternoon spent with delightful company!

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A Beacon of Hope

A Beacon of Hope

It was over 3 weeks ago that we enjoyed what we thought was the last Pink Apricot Serenade daylily – the queen of our garden.  Yet a little over a week ago a new bud began to form, and we knew we were in for one more treat. Each day it got a little bigger, and we thought it would bloom this past Thursday, although we hoped it wouldn’t since the forecast was for heavy rain. And she held out for one more day, blooming gloriously on September 11th, a beacon of hope on this most solemn of days.

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  1. Lyne Nagele

    Lovely! Looking forward to reading and seeing your photos Anita!

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    • Anita

      Thank you so much, Lyne – you are so kind!

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  2. Donna Milburn

    What a gorgeous flower and photo. I can see why it is called the queen of your garden and it was meant to bloom on September 11.

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    • Anita

      Oh Donna, thank you so much for your lovely comments! It felt so right to have it bloom on September 11 and I’m so glad I had the chance to capture it!

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  3. Ann Davis

    This is fantastic. It would make a wonderful card for this date. You do have a way with the lilies.

    Ann ?

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    • Anita

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Ann! I have a lot of practice shooting them!

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